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BlueVine Capital Secures $75M Credit Line

The Daily Journal covered Manatt@s representation of Blue Vine Capital Inc. in negotiating a $75 million warehouse credit line. Sophia Yen, a partner in the firm@s entertainment and media practice, led the team that handled the negotiations for BlueVine.BlueVine, launched about four years ago, offers business owners access to capital through its online financing platform. The company offers a...

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Manatt Digital Startup Launchpad Winner Announced

SBC News covered Manatt Digital@s announcement of the winner of its Startup Launchpad contest held in conjunction with Narus Advisors. Maestro, a broadcast engagement platform, won the grand prize of $50,000 in professional services from Manatt and Narus.The other two finalists, Vantage Sports and firstblood.io, took advantage of the opportunity of being on stage in front of an audience of...

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SEC Eases Rules on Intrastate Crowdfunding

On October 26 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted new and amended rules aimed at making it easier for companies to raise money from investors through intrastate and small offerings.

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Manatt Digital Launching Esports Startup Launchpad Contest

Manatt Digital is sponsoring the Esports Startup Launchpad contest as part of Naruscope@s Esports @ Casino Resorts conference at the SLS Las Vegas Casino and Resort on October 25 and 26, 2016. Entries must be submitted no later than October 4, 2016. @ Designed to explore what creative minds are developing in the emerging esports industry, the contest is searching for innovative businesses to...

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Unicorns Edge Out Average Joes in Slow IPO Market

The New York Business Journal featured Manatt@s Katherine Blair, a partner in the firm@s capital markets practice, in a Q@A-style article about the initial public offering (IPO) of Line, a messaging app for mobile devices. When asked about the direction of the market considering the rarity of IPOs, Blair responded:@But it@s been one of the slowest IPO markets. It@s tough for the average joe...

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Crowdfunding Isn’t for Everyone

CFO interviewed Manatt@s Brian Korn, chair of the firm@s Digital Finance and Marketplace Lending practice, for an article about the crowdfunding exemption, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, that went into effect on May 16. However, industry insiders told CFO that they do not expect a rush of small businesses to tap non-accredited investors for seed funding and other kinds of...

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New Crowdfunding Regulations: Worth the Risk?

Kiplinger quoted Manatt@s Brian Korn, chair of the firm@s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article on the risks of equity crowdfunding, often for start-ups. Start-ups that want to raise money from a large number of small investors, rather than primarily from accredited investors, will be doing so under new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules called Regulation...

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Manatt Partner Offers Suggestions for Venture Capitalists During an IPO

Private Equity Hub turned to Manatt@s@Craig D. Miller, co-chair of the firm@s Financial Services @ Banking Practice, for insight into determining the appropriate time for a venture capitalist board member to give up a board seat during a company@s initial public offering (IPO).Private Equity Hub reports that Facebook had three venture investors on its seven-member board at the time of its IPO...

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